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THE ARRIVAL OF THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE FLOCK WAS LOOMING CLOSER ,WE HAD BEEN TO SEE HIM A LITTLE WHILE AGO AND DECIDED HE WOULD  HOPEFULLY BE GOOD  FOR THE FLOCK.
 
WITH A GOOD FLEECE AND COMFORMATION,SLIGHTLY HEAVEY HORNS, BUT WE ARE HOPING THAT THIS WILL GIVE STRONGER  HORNS ON OUR  RAM LAMBS
WE HAD LOTS OF WORK TO DO BEFORE HE ARRIVED, TAGGING AND  WEANING THE LAMBS, EWE HEALTH CHECK AND DRENCH , FENCES TO MAKE STOCK PROOF OR SHOULD I SAY LAMB PROOF,TEMPORARY FIELD SHELTER TO MAKE,AND SO THE LIST WENT ON.
AND OF COURSE OUR HOME BRED FURZEHILL DILLON HAS TO GO TO HIS NEW HOME TO MAKE ROOM FOR ANTON.WE WILL MISS DILLON HE HAS BEEN A PERFECT GENTLEMAN WITH PERFECT MANNERS IN FACT A JOY TO LOOK AFTER .WE WISH HIS NEW OWNERS SOME LOVELY LAMBS FROM HIM.
WHAT DO THEY SAY BEST LAYED PLANS OF MICE AND MEN?
WELL I SPOKE TO DILLONS NEW OWNERS AND THEY CAN'T HAVE HIM TILL AFTER THE WEEKEND OOPS! I WILL BE ON A STANDSTILL FOR SIX DAYS,WHAT TO DO TILL THEN?
ON THE BEST OF ADVICE AND TAKEN THE NEW RAM WILL HAVE TO GO IN WITH THE EWES.
WE MIGHT GET THE ODD EARLY LAMB APPARENTLY SO WATCH THIS SPACE.
AFTER A WEEK OR SO OF HARD WORK AND PREPERATION.AT LAST SATURDAY THE 24TH  
THE TRAILER PULLED  INTO THE DRIVE AND WE UNLOADED THE VERY HANSOME WILLOWCROFT ANTON.
WHAT A GOOD CHAP WALKED DOWN THE DRIVE AND INTO THE EWES FIELD.
AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF SNIFFING THE EWES AND HAVING A GOOD LOOK AROUND ANTON OR TOJO AS I HAVE NICK NAMED HIM IS GRAZING HAPPILY.
AND NOW WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR AND THE ARRIVAL OF HIS OFFSPRING.
 

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